Saumur > Saumur-Champigny
Location: The Champigny denomination can be added to the Saumur appellation for the greatest red wines grown in specially defined areas around eight villages near the city of Saumur.
- 1,500 hectares / 3,706 acres
Soil: The appellation is scattered over a wide area on chalky slopes of Senonian and Eocene outcrops. The Saumur Champigny vines have a remarkable position on the upper Turonian plateau and on the plateau above the chalk.
Climate: The region has a temperate maritime climate.
- 85,000 ll / 2,245,462 gallons
- 55 hl/ha
- Cabernet Franc
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pineau d’Aunis (very rare)
Growing/Production Practices: Density 4,000-4,500 vines/hectare with single Guyot pruning.
- Appearance: Bright garnet
- Nose: Complex and spicy with notes of soft red and black fruits and violet
- Flavors: Rich and full-bodied, the wines have fine, velvety tannins and are well-balanced.
- Grilled steak with shallots
- Roast chicken
- Fig-stuffed rabbit